In a new international trailer for The Dark Tower, Idris Elba’s Roland defines the stakes as his war with Matthew McConaughey’s Man in Black comes to modern day New York. Oh, they also have a long history together. A very long history.
I have to be honest, I’ve never cared about The Dark Tower until these trailers started popping up. I mean, I know the book series features pretty much everything I love about fiction, but the very intricacy I find appealing always seemed so imposing. Also, the Man in Black burned me when I tried to read The Eyes of the Dragon as a teenager. Never tried Stephen King again until recently with The Dead Zone.
But looking at these trailer, I may pick up The Gunslinger at long last and see what all the excitement is about. In the meantime, the film looks great.
The Dark Tower opens on August 4th.